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NEWS OF IDE WORLD
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST FRESH FROM THE DAILY NEWSPAPER SERVICE. FATHERED FROM BOTH CONTINENTS Happenings National, Historical and Political and Personal Events Herewith Selected for Our Many Readers. Reorganization of the weather bu reau is soon to be made. Ihe National Implement and Ve hicle association show will be held in Peoria, 111., Sept. 19 to 27. The new Iowa law requiring that all food not washable must be protected from dirt, dust and contamination gen erally, went into effect July 1. Ksquivol Obregon, the Mexican min ister of finance, has resigned from office. It is reported that he is not In full accord with the Huerta admin istration. The duchess of Marlborough, who was formerly Consuela Vanderbilt, is understood to have accepted the presi dency of the women's municipal party in London. In response to demands of grain growers of the northwest Senator Jones has introduced an amendment to the tariff bill placing grain bags on the free list. Danger of forest fires in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho is in creasing, according to reports during the last few days from the district foresters in the west. Porter Charlton, who was recently said to be seriously ill in the jail in New Jersey, where he is awaiting ex tradition to Italy for trial on a change of wife murder, is in good health. Scores of lives were saved Saturday ■when a towerman in Burnham, 111., threw the Ohio River Special on the Pennsylvania railroad into a ditch and averted its collision with a through Wabash train from St Louis. The annual convention of the Na tional Federation of Retail Implement and Vehicle Dealers' association will be held in Chicago Oct 14, 15 and 16. H. J. Hodge of Abeline, Kas., Is sec retary. There will be a secretaries conference Oct 13. A train bearing a large number of emigrants bound for the United States «as derailed Monday near Erg, a sea port on the North sea. Sixteen per sons, including M. Sabroe, a member of te lower house of the Danish parlia ment, were killed. The deposed King Manuel of Por tugal will stand on his native soil when be is married in Germany with the coming fall to Princess Augusta Vic toria of Hohenzcllern. A bag of earth brought from Lisbon is now in London for that purpose. Governor Tener of Pennsylvania has approved the bill reducing the working hours of women from 60 to 54 a week when more than 10 hours a day. No female under 21 years of age is per mitted to work in a manufacturing establishment all night. Nominations of James Gerard of New York for ambassador to Germany, Frederick C. Penfield of Pennsylvania for ambassador to Austria, and Charles S. Hartman of Montana for minister to Ecuador, has been favorably reported by the senate foreign relations com mittee. Seventeen Lees, who believe they may prove relationship to William Henry Lee, the wealthy publisher who died recently at Chicago, leaving an estate valued at $200,000, have com municated with the public administra tor, who for several weeks has been searching for relatives of the decedent. Senator F. M. Simmons, chairman of the senate finance committee, in in troducing the Underwood-Simmons tariff bill into the upper house of con Cress, stated that the bill if passed in its present form would effect an aver age reduction of 27.64 per cent in the rates of the existing Payne-Aldrich Jaw. VACANCIES TO WEST POINT Twenty-Six Senators Fail to Name Candidates—Congressmen Are Also Lax. To carry out the intent of congress that nominees tor admission to the military academy at West Point shall have ample opportunity to prepare themselves for the severe entrance ex aminations, the war department has published a list of vacancies for which candidates have not yet been desig nated by senators and congressmen. The entrance examinations will take place next March. Twenty-six sena tors so far have not made nominations and in 44 states and the territory of Alaska anywhere from one to 18 con gressional districts remain unrepre sented in the list of candidates. In Pennsylvania alone there are 18 vacan cies, iu New York 14 and in Illinois 12. "ProgisMtve Republicans" in Caucus. W ihlngton. —Eleven progressive re publican senators have tentatively ag 'ded to support Senator La Follette's substitute schedules on wool, cotton and several other sections of the tariff bill. Under a competitive system It is difficult to win uni ass the other fel low loses. WASHINGTON ITEMS Grain ripened fast iu the Rosalia region this summer. The state bridge at Wenatchee is to be repaired immediately. An appeal for help to harvest the big crops of Okanogan county has been made. The dates for the Washington State fair are September 29 to October 4 at North Yakima. Clarkston's fire Saturday did dam age tot the extent of $3200. It was the W. S. Masterson grocery. A new irrigation project of 5000 acres, 25 miles up the river from We natchee, is now under development. Premiums valued at $2500 are of fered for exhibits at the Rosalia fair and live stock show to be held Octo ber 1, 2 and 3. Farmers around Ritzvilie are mak ing good headway with the harvest, some who cut with headers having fin ished winter grain. The postponed big Masonic barbecue has been definitely arranged to take place at Natatorium park, Spokane, on Wednesday, August 13. Caroline Bartlett Crane, social and sanitary expert from Kalamazoo, Mich., is touring the state under the auspices of the state board of health. The big prune drier which was to tally destroyed by fire on the night of July 9 at Elberton will be rebuilt, ac cording to plans of the manager. Thomas Smith of Mt. Vernon has been appointed by Governor Lister a member of the board of regents of the state normal school at Bellingham. William Cass of Vancouver has been appointed superintendent of the north ern hospital for insane at Sedro Woolley, succeeding Dr. A. H. McLeish. Governor Lister has issued an order affecting all the departments under his control, fixing the hours of daily duty at from 9 o'clock in the morning to 5 o'clock in the afternoon. In a spectacular fire watched by thousands the Northwestern Wooden ware plant, Tacoma, was damaged to the extent of $125,000 last week. The origin of the fire is not known. Chief United States Forecaster Henry S. Graves was in Tacoma re cently to hold a brief conference with Governor Lister regarding the open ing of the Olympic monument reserve. An extra force of men has been put to work on the new 35,000-bushel ele vator being built at LaCrosse by the farmers' union, and it is expected to have the structure completed inside of two weeks. Judge John E. Humphries of Seattle has issued an injunction restraining socialist and Industrial Workers of the World orators from holding street meetings at Fourth avenue and West Lake boulevard. Holding that to set aside the will of the people of this state because of an oversight by the legislative branch of the government would be trifling with the majesty of popular government, Judge Albertson of Seattle has upheld the state recall law passed by the last legislature in conformity with a con stitutional amendment adopted at the election in November. Without the written consent of superior court Judge no boy under the age of 14 years nor girl under the age of 16 years shall be allowed to work within or in connection with any store, shop, factory, mine or at inside em ployment of any kind in the state of Washington, and during the school period of each year no child under the age of 15 years may be hired without the written consent of the county school superintendent. The federal court has knocked out the trading stamp iaw passed by the last state legislature, requiring merch ants who use stamps, coupons, tick ets, certificates, cards or other simi lar devices in connection with the sale of merchandise to pay a $6,000 license to the county treasurer and imposing heavy penalties for violation of the act. Professor M. A Yothers, entomolo gist of the state experiment station recently visited Starbuck, where he was called to investigate an army of grasshoppers which were devastating the crops in that section. He reports millions of the pests in evidence in the Starbuck country. Mr. Yothers says the grasshoppers are doing great damage to young alfalfa, potatoes and fruit trees, eating the alfalfa to the ground, stripping the potato vines of their leaves and baring the fruit trees Many young trees from one to three years old are almost naked. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills, headquarters in Seattle, have bought the world-famous cargo mill of the Bellingham Bay Lumber Co. at Bell ingham. This deal marks the advent of a conspicuously strong, new and independent factor in export and do mestic Atlantic and Pacific Coast trade. The Bellingham mill today rep resents an investment of more than $1,000,000. It also holds the world's record for monthly volume of cargo shipping, having, in September, 1909, dispatched 15,904,957 feet by water. This new property of the Bloedel Donovan Lumber mills is a double plant, a rated capacity of 300,000 feet of lumber in ten hours. Alpine Climbers' Fatal Fall. St. Maurice, Switzerland.—Three Al pine climbers were seen to fall 3500 feet off the Sallieres tower of the Dent Du Midi Sunday night They are be lieved to have been Frenchmen who ascended the peak without a guide, de spite warnings of danger. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEMANDS RELEASE OF HER IM RISONED PEOPLE. HUERTA GOVERNMENT tö RECOGNIZED Ambassador Wilson at Our National Capital Reporting Status of Af fairs in Mexico—Government to Get Busy. Washington.—Strong representa tions, the most drastic in phraseology that have been made since the present American administration came into power, were made to the Huerta gov ernment in Mexico Monday. The United States government de manded not only the prompt arrest, courtmartial and punishment of the Mexican federal soldiers who shot Charles B. Dixon, an American immi gration official, at Juarez, Mexico, but the immediate release of Charles Bis sen and Bernard McDonald, mine man agers, imprisoned by federal soldiers at Chihuahua City and said to be threatened with execution. So serious were these incidents re garded in official circles that they overshadowed largely the policy dis cussian which the visit of Ambassador Henry L. Wilson had brought to a cli max. The ambassador himself was so excited over the developments that he dictated two strong telegrams, one to the embassy at Mexico City and the other to the American consul at Juarez, and while Secretary Bryan slightly modified their tone, they were ap proved and promptly dispatched. Ambassador Wilson declined to dis cuss the affair. The president has Am bassador Wilson's long report in hand Ambassador Wilson in a general statement said that his plan would conserve the friendly relations be tween Mexico and the United States and protect likewise the interests of Americans in the southern republic. The demand that the soldiers at Juarez be courtmartialed and that the guilty be punished is a much more pointed request than has been hitherto oiced by the American government. Although McDonald, who is Bissell's fellow prisoner at Santa Rosalia, is re ported to be an English subject, the demands for protection covered both men, and the American consul at Chi huahua was ordered to go to the ex treme of precaution to prevent harm from befalling them. Will Probe Entire Matter. Secretary Bryan says the American government intends to pursue its in quiries vigorously. There is little information about the status of McDonald and Bissell. They were en route to Parral in an automo bile to bring out refugees when ar rested at Santa Rosalia. The machine tfas confiscated and the two men taken to the city of Chihuahua, where news of their pending fate was carried to the border by Americans. While the demands were directed to ward the Huerta government, the con stitutionalists, according to reports, are making every effort here to gain favor with the United States by affording all possible protection to Americans and their interests. Huerta Replies. Mexico City.—With assurances that as long as he is president the Mexican government never will sanction out rages against American citizens, Presi dent Huerta replied to representations made to him oa behalf of the United States. Late News Notes. Willamette valley hop dealers Mon day purehased 3000 bales of hops at an average price of 20 cents a pound The reports current abroad of a rev olutionary movement in Portugal are unfounded. The Portuguese capital is quiet. Senator Bacon of Georgia Monday took the oath as the first United States senator elected by direct vote of the people. A. C. Cummins, a laborer, about 55 years old, deaf, dumb and blind in one eye, was killed on the railroad tracks near North Yakima. Dr. A T. Watt, superintendent of the government quarantine station near Seattle, committed suicide on ac count of ill heatlh. Annie Lewis, wife of Fred Lewis of Skykomish, Wash., died recently from a fearful beating administered by her husband a few days previous. John F. McMichael of Denver was pinned under his automobile and drowned recently when the car plunged over an embankment into Bear creek, between Morrison and Denver. The popularity of the public swim ming tanks has increased to such an extent this year that the city of Port land, Ore., has ordered 600 additional bathing suits, mainly for children. This will raise the number to 3600. Milk Poisoned Babies. Wenatchee, Wash.—Investigations by physicians in this city have led to the opinion that a number of the cases recently waich have baffled medical skill have been brought about by ar senic poisoning. It is believed that some of the cows in feeding upon the grass under the sprayed trees have taken in enough poison, which has gone into the milk of the cows to cause violent sickness. of at Warren K. Wood of Homewood, Illi nois, is the new western golf cham pion. It is reported that Portland will not be in the Northwestern league next year. Dazzle Patch, 4-year-old son of Dan Patch, owned in Minneapolis, paced the last half of a workout mile recent ly in 56% seconds. Carl Morris, the Oklahoma heavy weight, knocked out Al Benedict of Brooklyn, N. Y., in the fifth round of a scheduled 15-round fight at Joplin, Mo. Vancouver took the honors in prac tically all the recent tennis events at Vancouver, B. C., and for the first time in 15 years won the mainland singles. Will McClellau of Tacoma was killed and Chris Müssen, a former pugilist, was fatally injured Sunday morning when an automobile which they were driving crashed into a telephone pole. Young Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, who a few weeks ago lost a close 15 ound bout with Freddie Welsh, could do no better than draw with Frank Barrieau at Vancouver, B. C., Saturday night. The second annual open tennis tour nament on the Spirit lake Chautauqua grounds opened Wednesday of this week with two days of play for the women and closes Saturday with two more days of play for men. Willie Ritchie took up Ad Wolgast s $25,000 side bet proposition in a recent announcement. Ritchie said he would require that half the amount be depos ited at once, and that the remainder be forthcoming when articles were signed. World's supremacy in lawu tennis rests with the United States. The struggle for the Dwight F. Davis tro phy, emblematic of the international tennis championship, ended Monday on the Wimbledon courts in a victory for the United States, when Maurice K. McLoughlin, the American singles champion, defeated Charles F. Dixon, the veteran English player, 8—6, 6—3, 6—2. SPIRIT LAKE CHAUTAUQUA Proving Great Success and Place for Recreation. An unusually interesting program has been arranged for this week at the Spirit Lake Chautauqua. Tuesday was Spokane Ad club day. Dr. A. A. Cleve land of the University of Idaho made an address. Mrs. Carter appeared in a reading of Shakespeare. The programs for Wednesday and Thursday were grouped to form a two days' symposium for those interested in agriculture. Thursday will be Washington State College day and President E. A. Bryan will speak on agriculture in the after noon. Friday will offer the Chautauqua male quartet and the Grand Opera quartet combined iu the afternoon and evening. Saturday is to be Pennsylvania day and many former students of the Key stone state are expected. Dr. E. House will lecture on psychology. GUARD AMERICANS IN CHINA Refugees From the Heat Are Protected By American Bluejackets. Peking.—Volunteer Americans, Brit ish and other citizens Saturday guard ed the approaches to the mountain town of Ku Ling, where thousands of foreigners, mostly American and Brit ish women and children, have taken refuge from the heat of the Chinese summer months. The few American bluejackets on the heights are main taining signal communication with the United States gunboat Helena, which is lying off the river port of Ku Kiang. Foreigners have been able to see some fighting between the government forces and rebels from their position on the mountain top. They advise other foreigners to remain away from Ku Ling, owing to the difficulties of communication and the shortage of provisions. Improving an Opportunity. A woman in a small town in Ver mont that boasted of but one hard ware dealer, bought a kitchen range from one of the principal catalogue houses at a figure she considered very reasonable, says New York Times Soon after it arrived and was set up, however, she began to find defects in it. The oven wouldn't heat prop erly and the smoke showed more de sire to flood the kitchen than go up the chimney. Hearing these things, in the small town way, the merchant offered the woman a new range in exchange for the one that was defective. The of fer being accepted, the merchant put the mail order range in a window of his store, with a sign that read like this: "We have just exchanged this range bought by Mrs. Jones from Blank & Company, by mail, without charge for a standard 'America' range regularly carried by us. We lost money on the deal, and we will not do it again Those who don't want to buy two stoves to get one that is good, had bet ter come here first when they are ready to spend their money." To Help Settlers. Billings, Mont—Secretary of the In terior Lane in a recent interview stated that it was the desire of the government to do everything possible for the settlers of the west, but that it would be impossible tq do anything for those who have used lands and privileges for speculative purposes SYLVIA PANKHURST, THE MILI TANT SUFrRAGETTE, WAS LEADED OF MOB. "ON TO DOWNING SIREEI," THE CRY After the Great Crowd Had Assembled She Yelled: "Deeds, Not Words, Are Wanted," Then Riotous Scenes Took Place. L. London.—Sylvia Pankhurst, the mil itant suffragette, who was out on li cense under the "cat and mouse" law, was the leader of a suffragette demon stration Sunday, which surpassed all previous Sunday afternoon affairs of the sort. In the rioting which fol lowed Miss Pankhurst was rearrested and taken to Holloway jail. The meeting was held in Trafalgar square by the Men's Federation for Woman Suffrage and the east end branch of the Women's Social and Po litical union. "On to Downing street" proved to be the watchword and but for vigorous work by the mobliized police, who ar rested Miss Pankhurst and 20 men and women supporters, there would have been window smashing and perhaps worse damage at Premier Asquith's house. "Deeds, Not Words." The procession of men and women marched from White Chapel to Trafal gar square, followed by a constantly growing crowd. Miss Pankhurst made a dramatic appearance from among the crowd and was draggé dto the base of the Nelson column amid great cheering. "The time for speaking is" over," said she. "Deeds, not words, are wanted. Let us gp to Downing street" She concluded by saying she would defy the authorities and carry resolu tions to the premier's residence her self. In an instant Miss Pankhurst, with a bundle of papers in her arms, was swept off the column by the mob and the square was a mass of excited and struggling people. The huge crowd moved down White hall toward Dowuing street. A platoon of police formed a cordon across the road, aided by a blockade of wheeled conveyances. Mounted police then rode into the crowd, scattering it, while officers in plain clothes got possession of Miss Pankhurst after a fist fight with her bodyguard of east end youths. Miss Pankhurst was driven to Hoi loway jail to serve the remainder of her sentence or to stay until she is again released through a hunger strike. Several policemen were badly in jured by kicks and blows. Riots in Hyde Park. There were riotous scenes at night at the Marble arch end of Hyde Park, where several suffragette meetings were held. One speaker, after a heat ed argument with a man who was heckling her, struck him. This inci dent led the mob to rush upon the plat form and the police were compelled to interfere ot protect the women. All the meetings were then broken up a MINES AND MINERS Calumet, Mich.—Whistles called back to the copper mines Monday those employes of the companies who were willing to work if the operators carry out the wishes of the state mili tary authorities in control. The mine situation at Johannesburg again has become grave. There is danger of a general strike throughout South Africa, the miners being com pletely dissatisfied with the conces sions offered them by the mine owners and the government It is feared that settlement is impossible. New York. Copper—Firm; standard spot to Oc tober, $14 @14.50; electrolytic, $14.75® 14.87; lake, $14.87@15; casting, $14.50 @14.62. Antimony—Dull; Cookson's, $8.40@ 8.55. Lead—Quiet, $4.30. Spelter—Quiet, $email@example.com. Tin—Weak; spot, $40.75@41. Bar silver, 59 %c; Mexican dollars, 47c. Japanese Prize Orator Chicago.—George J. Kasai, a stu dent of Kefu, Japan, who was graduat ed from the University of Chicago last month and whose oration on "The Masters of the Pacific" won the Julius Rosenwald prize in oratory, will be sent out by the World Peace Founda tion to deliver his oration in eastern cities. Kasai's oration deals with the Japanese question in California and was an appeal for fairness on both sides and the continuance of peaceful relations with Japan. Arctic Expedition Starts. Teller, Port Clarence, Alaska.—Vilh jalmar Stefansson's CanaQian polar ex ploration expedition, which will spend three years in scientific research work in the arctic, set out for its destination early this week when the old whaler Karluk, commanded by Captain Robert Bartlett, and with Stefansson on board, sailed from Port Clarence bay toward Bering strait and the Arctic ocean. Intense Heat at Akron, Ohio. Akron, Ohio.—Three deaths and one prostration was the toll Monday of the oppressive heat wave here. The annual Oregon State fair will be held at Salem, September 29 to Oc tober 4. Fire, originating in burning rubbish in a back yard, destroyed the Erie ho tel at Erie, B. C., Saturday night. The railroad commission of the state of Oregon has reduced the demurrage rate from $2 per car per day to $1. All dogs in Seaside, Ore., whether "residents" or merely summer visitors, must be muzzled when they appear in the streets. James R. Todd, who was serving a life sentence for a stage coach rob bery in Oregon 30 years ago, died Sat urday in the federal prison at Leaven worth, Kan. Political opponents of L. E. Pink ham, appointed by President Wilson as chief executive of Hawaii, have begun a campaign against his confirmation by the senate. Two groups of capitalists are pre pared to finance a railroad from Resur rection bay to the interior of Alaska, according to reports. Joseph Archer, a former prize fight er, walked into the room of Lillian Sadie Fernard, an actress, at San Fran cisco, shot her five times, reloaded the revolver and shot himself three times. Both died. Direct wireless communication be tween America and Asia has been ac complished, the United States army signal corps station having been in nightly communication since Sunday with the Russian station at Anadyr, Siberia, 500 miles west of Nome. According to federal land office offi cials at Portland the state of Oregon and the government will unite in an effort to recover about 30,000 acres of land alleged to have been irregularly obtained a few years ago by F. A Hyde of San Francisco and others. Father Alexander Leone, S. J., a pio neer priest of the Jesuit order in the southwest, having come to New Mex ico from France in 1870, died at Albu querque, N. M., Sunday at the age of 74. Father Leone was reputed to have been one of the most forceful pulpit orators in the Spanish language in New Mexico. Samuel D. Bridges, former clerk of the United States court in Tacoma, was Saturday sentenced to a term of 18 months' imprisonment in the fed eral penitentiary at McNeil's island by Judge Robert S. Bean of Portland on his conviction several months ago of being guilty of embezzlement of gov ernment funds in his custody. A committee representing workmen employed at Mare Island navy yard recently presented a petition to Secre tary of the Navy Daniels asking that the men be given representation on the wage board. Secretary Daniels told the committee that efforts were being made by the department to work out the wage question satisfactorily. Twenty-six timber claims in Baker county, Oregon, valued at $3000 each, held in the name of the Hewitt Land company, a Washington corporation, constitute the bone of contention in a suit brought this week against that company by the United States govern ment in which the government will attempt to show that patents were ob tained by fr. ud. Near Sacramento, Cal., Saturday, J. S. Appel of Oakland' was killed, and three others are injured and a 17-year old boy motorcyclist was badly bruised when an automobile containing a dele gation of San Francisco newspaper men accompanying the Indian trans continental touring party was ditched in trying to pass a motorcycle and turned turtle, pinning Its occupants underneath the car. Parable of the Man Who Kills. It happened once tuat a man ran past Socrates armed with an axe. He was in pursuit of another wno was running from him at full speed. "Stop him! Stop him!" he cried. Plato's master did not move. "What!" cried the man with the axe "could'st thou not have barred the way? He is an assassin!" An assassin? What meanest thou?" Play not the fdiot! An assassin is a man who kills." "A butcher, then?" "Old fool! A man who kills an other man." To be sure! A soldier." Dolt! A man who kills another man in time of peace." "I see—the executioner." "Thou ass! A man who kills an other In his home." "Exactly. A physician." Upon which the man with the axe fled—and is running still— La Terre. An Irish M. P. is telling a story of man who complained to three friends, an Englishman, a Scotchman and an Irishman, that his servant was constantly breaking china. What do you think I ought to do with her?" he asked plaintively. The practical Englishman said: 'Dismiss her!" But as she was other wise an excellent servant, her master was unwilling to do that. "Take it out of her wages," sug gested the thrifty Scot. "That wouldn't do much good," was the reply, "for her wages are less thari the amount of damage she does." "Then raise her wages," said the Irishman, promptly. French Aviator Killed. Toulouse France.—M. Chambeners, an aviator, was Idlled Sunday near here when a hydro-aeroplane he was driving fel. Theoretically, girls do not believe in flirting.